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Bond Referendum

We are pleased to announce that the Marion County Board of Supervisors has officially "canvassed" the proposed bond referendum at Pleasantville Elementary and the vote has passed. Thanks to all who came out to vote and supported our proposal! Updates and information will still be available regarding this proposal throughout the bidding and construction process.



Who does this effect?

Students, teachers, administrators, staff, parents, and property owners.


What are we doing?

Improvements to the Elementary School include:

  1. Classroom Edition
    Ten classroom addition with additional special education and support space.
  2. Elementary Bus Loop Improvements
    Reconfiguration of bus loop, parent pick-up/drop off lane, and additional parking spaces.
  3. Cafeteria and Library Reconfiguration
    Renovate existing library into dedicated cafeteria space, renovate existing administrative offices into library.
  4. Security Improvements
    New administrative office addition with visitor access control.
  5. Site Utility Improvements
    Infrastructure upgrades including sanitary sewer, storm sewer, and water service to the elementary school building.


When will construction begin?

The bidding process will take place (in accordance with Iowa law) between September and January.  Actual construction is set to begin late spring / early summer of 2017. 

When will this facility be complete?

The target is to open the wing of the building and all of the projects listed above for the start of the 2018-2019 school year.

What will these projects accomplish?

  1. Classroom Edition
    Additional classroom spaces will eliminate need for portable classroom buildings, add space to bring 6th grade back to the elementary building (currently at middle school), provide additional classroom space to accommodate our current needs as well as future student enrollment growth at Pleasantville Elementary.
  2. Elementary Bus Loop Improvements
    A revamped bus drop-off and pick up lane will be safer by eliminating the need for students to cross Jones Street to board the buses and a smoother process for parents to pick up their child in the pick up lane. This would also provide additional parking space at Pleasantville Elementary.
  3. Cafeteria and Library Reconfiguration
    The current gymnasium doubles as cafeteria space, negatively impacting the physical education curriculum. A dedicated cafeteria space would allow greater flexibility in scheduling lunch periods and physical education classes.
  4. Security Improvements
    Relocating the administrative offices to the front entrance will better manage daily access of visitors to the school building, keeping students and staff safer.
  5. Site Utility Improvements
    Aging infrastructure will be replaced and upgraded as necessary for the above mentioned projects. Additional fire hydrants will be allocated around the building to better assist the fire department in an emergency situation.

Facts and Figures

$6.355M - Estimated Cost
2018-2019 - Estimated Completion


More Information



Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors for the Pleasantville Community School District, henceforth known as the Owner, will be receiving bids for proposed improvements for the 2017 Elementary School Addition & Renovation Project Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Pleasantville High School Library located at 415 Jones Street, Pleasantville, Iowa (the timepiece that will be used will be the clock designated by the Business Manager. Deliver bids to Robert Friday, Business Manager). Bids will be opened and read aloud by the Construction Manager on behalf of the Owner. Bids shall be open to acceptance and irrevocable for thirty (30) days from the Bid closing date.

The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids, or any part thereof, and to waive informalities, and to enter into such contracts deemed to be in the best interests of the Pleasantville Community School District.

The project shall be bid in multiple Bid Packages with the following: General Trades, Concrete and Site Work, Steel, Roofing & Sheet Metal, Fire Sprinkler System, Plumbing, HVAC, Electrical and Site Utilities. See Section 01 1213 Summary of Multiple Contracts as contained in the Project Manual.

Bid Documents are available from Beeline & Blue, 2507 Ingersoll Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa (515.244.1611). A deposit of $100.00 per set is required, which will be refunded upon return of the documents, in good and reusable condition, within seven (7) days from the date of the bid opening. The refundable deposit may be in the form of a company or personal check, or a current member in good standing with a plan room deposit card. The Bid Proposals shall be made on the Bid Forms included within the Project Manuals. Oral, facsimile, telegraphic or telephonic bids or modifications will not be considered.

Bid Security in a minimum amount of 5% of the bid in the form of a Bid Bond on form AIA A310, cashier's check or certified check drawn on an Iowa bank chartered under the laws of the United States, shall accompany each bid in a separate, sealed envelope. Bid Security shall be payable to Pleasantville Community School District.

Sales or use tax shall not be included in the bid. Pursuant to Iowa Code Sections 422.42 (15) & (16), and 422.47 (5), at the time a Construction Contract is issued, the Owner will also issue an Exemption Authorization Letter and a Designated Exemption Entity, Iowa Construction Sales Tax Exemption Certificate for the purchase or use of building materials, supplies and equipment that will be used in the performance of the Work. Other requirements with respect to this provision are set forth in the Project Manual.

By virtue of statutory authority, a preference will be given to products and provisions grown, and coal produced within the State of Iowa, and preference will also be given to Iowa domestic labor in the construction of said improvements.

Upon award of a contract, the successful Contractors shall be required to furnish a Performance and Payment Bonds equal to 100% of the awarded Contract amounts, and within the time set forth within the Contract Documents. The Contractors shall also furnish a copy of their Certificate(s) of Insurance showing coverage is being provided consistent with that stated within the Project Manual.

The Projects shall be paid for in cash or in warrants drawn on such funds as may be legally used for such purposes and available to the Owner. Final payment to the Contractor shall be made as allowed by the Code of Iowa.

Dated this 11th day of January, 2017

By: Robert Friday

Title: Business Manager, Pleasantville CS

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